SUGAR GROVE, Pa. – More than a dozen fire companies from Pennsylvania and New York helped put out a fire that started shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Flames could still be seen shooting from the roof of the home at 946 Wilson Road more than an hour after the original call.
Trucks could be seen pumping thousands of gallons of water into holding tanks at the scene without a natural water source very close to the property, which rested on the border between Sugar Grove and Farmington townships. Amish families assisted firefighters at the scene, moving ladders and hoses, and bringing bottles of drinking water to the scene.
Around 9:15 p.m. a ladder truck from Lakewood reached the scene and began extinguishing the flames shooting from the roof.
Pennsylvania crews from Sugar Grove, Lander, Youngsville, Starbrick, Pleasant, North Warren, Russell and Wrightsville responded to the scene. Crews from New York at the scene or on stand-by were: Busti, Frewsburg, Kiantone, Lakewood, Ashville, Panama, Celoron, the county Office of Emergency Services Firefighter Assist and Search Team and county fire coordinators.